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Ferrante Quotes By Angela Paolantonio: On Napoli, Elena Ferrante is more ferocious than On Napoli, Elena Ferrante is more ferocious than Roberto Savino. Angela Paolantonio
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Was at a good point, even though I Was at a good point, even though I hadn't even started it. Then I set off Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Such tensions without sense push us to formulate Such tensions without sense push us to formulate questions of meaning. Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: We are flying over a ball of fire. We are flying over a ball of fire. Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: I believe that books, once they are written, I believe that books, once they are written, have no need of their authors. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: There are moments when we resort to senseless There are moments when we resort to senseless formulations and advance absurd claims to hide straightforward feelings. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Sarratore's son is really unbearable. Sarratore's son is really unbearable. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: You see? In the fairy tales one does You see? In the fairy tales one does as one wants, and in reality one does what one can. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: How heavy a body that has been traversed How heavy a body that has been traversed by death is, life is light, there's no need to let anyone make it heavy for us — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: you have to get your hands dirty if you have to get your hands dirty if you want to change things. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: But her husband was sleeping, he had fallen But her husband was sleeping, he had fallen asleep as if wrapped in a magic cape. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: The disgusting face of things alone was not The disgusting face of things alone was not enough for writing a novel: without imagination it would seem not a true face but a mask. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Existence is this, I thought, a start of Existence is this, I thought, a start of joy, a stab of pain, an intense pleasure, veins that pulse under the skin, there is no other truth to tell. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Languages for me have a secret venom that Languages for me have a secret venom that every so often foams up and for which there is no antidote. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: So afterward, when you no longer love him, So afterward, when you no longer love him, it bothers you just to think that you once wanted him. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: When the task we give ourselves has the When the task we give ourselves has the urgency of passion, there's nothing that can keep us from completing it. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: She took the facts and in a natural She took the facts and in a natural way charged them with tension; she intensified reality as she reduced it to words, she injected it with energy. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Everything is interesting if you know how to Everything is interesting if you know how to work on it. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: The solitude of women's minds is regrettable, I The solitude of women's minds is regrettable, I said to myself, it's a waste to be separated from each other without procedures, without tradition. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: I soon discovered that I was getting used I soon discovered that I was getting used to being happy and unhappy at the same time, as if that were the new, inevitable law of my life. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: the park had climbed up to the park had climbed up to — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: I doubt that work ennobles man and I I doubt that work ennobles man and I am absolutely certain that it does not ennoble woman. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Anonymity lets me concentrate exclusively on writing. Anonymity lets me concentrate exclusively on writing. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: I had less success in the courtyard. There I had less success in the courtyard. There only love and boyfriends counted. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Although she was fragile in appearance, every prohibition Although she was fragile in appearance, every prohibition lost substance in her presence. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: [I]t was as if I had been strolling [I]t was as if I had been strolling absentmindedly and banged into a door. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Unlike stories, real life, when it has passed, Unlike stories, real life, when it has passed, inclines toward obscurity, not clarity. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Childhood is a tissue of lies that endure Childhood is a tissue of lies that endure in the past tense — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: I don't want to accept an idea of I don't want to accept an idea of life where the success of the self is measured by the success of the written page. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: She went like that saint who, although she She went like that saint who, although she still has her head on her shoulders, is carrying it in her hands, as if it had already been cut off. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: You can't leave me here to hope, when You can't leave me here to hope, when in reality you've already decided everything. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: And my ego gladly avoids leaning out the And my ego gladly avoids leaning out the window. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: I knew - perhaps I hoped - that I knew - perhaps I hoped - that no form could ever contain Lila, and that sooner or later she would break everything again. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Maturity consisted in accepting the turn that existence Maturity consisted in accepting the turn that existence had taken without getting too upset, — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: For infidelities to have their real impact some For infidelities to have their real impact some lovelessness has to develop first. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: One writes to inflict pain on those who One writes to inflict pain on those who wish to inflict pain. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: I'll give you treasure chests full of gold I'll give you treasure chests full of gold pieces, I know the value of spending time with you." I — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: I gave in continuously, with painful pleasure, to I gave in continuously, with painful pleasure, to waves of unhappiness. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: If love is exiled from cities, their good If love is exiled from cities, their good nature becomes an evil nature. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Maybe, in the face of abandonment, we are Maybe, in the face of abandonment, we are all the same; maybe not even a very orderly mind can endure the discovery of not being loved. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Maybe there's no second time without a third, Maybe there's no second time without a third, but there is a first time without a second. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Even Tolstoy is an insignificant shadow if he Even Tolstoy is an insignificant shadow if he takes a stroll with Anna Karenina. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: She was like the full moon when it She was like the full moon when it crouches behind the forest and the branches scribble on its face. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: I've known how to whistle since I was I've known how to whistle since I was five years old. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Estrangement and belonging, an effect of distance and Estrangement and belonging, an effect of distance and closeness at the same time. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: The blood spurted from his neck and hit The blood spurted from his neck and hit a copper pot hanging on the wall. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: I was stunned. Fernando looked out, still screaming I was stunned. Fernando looked out, still screaming horrible threats at his daughter. He had thrown her like a thing. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: How difficult it was to find one's way, How difficult it was to find one's way, how difficult it was not to violate any of the incredibly detailed male regulations. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Both Pasquale and Rino turned out to be Both Pasquale and Rino turned out to be surprisingly good dancers, and we learned from them the tango, the waltz, the polka, and the mazurka. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Without reserve, I can say that my entire Without reserve, I can say that my entire identity is in the books I write. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: You're really doing well, it's the satisfaction you You're really doing well, it's the satisfaction you get from school, it's love," Lila said to me, and I felt that she was a little sad. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: She deserved him because she thought that to She deserved him because she thought that to love him meant to try to have him, not to hope that he would want her. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: As a girl-twelve, thirteen years old-I was absolutely As a girl-twelve, thirteen years old-I was absolutely certain that a good book had to have a man as its hero, and that depressed me. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: I, too, would find out that old age I, too, would find out that old age is a brute, ferocious beast. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: As long as one writes only for oneself, As long as one writes only for oneself, writing is a free act by means of which, to use an oxymoron, one secretly opens oneself. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: That year it seemed to me that I That year it seemed to me that I expanded like pizza dough. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: ..what a terrible thing a dissatisfied mind is. ..what a terrible thing a dissatisfied mind is. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Climbing the economic ladder has been very hard Climbing the economic ladder has been very hard for me; I still feel a great deal of guilt towards those I left behind. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Then Pasquale himself began to be silent, defeated Then Pasquale himself began to be silent, defeated by Lila's capacity to link one thing to another in a chain that tightened around you on all sides. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Every intense relationship between human beings is full Every intense relationship between human beings is full of traps, and if you want it to endure you have to learn to avoid them. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Women without love lose the light in their Women without love lose the light in their eyes, women without love die while they are still alive. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Lila shook her head skeptically. She was trying Lila shook her head skeptically. She was trying to understand, we were both trying to understand, and understanding was something that we loved to do. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: The conclusion we drew from this convinced us The conclusion we drew from this convinced us that it was best to do everything on purpose, deliberately, so that you would know what to expect. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: A book should push the reader to confront A book should push the reader to confront himself and the world — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: In what disorder we lived, how many fragments In what disorder we lived, how many fragments of ourselves were scattered, as if to live were to explode into splinters. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: It's the people who love us or hate It's the people who love us or hate us - or both - who hold together the thousands of fragments we are made of. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Maybe I should tell her that things without Maybe I should tell her that things without meaning are the most beautiful ones. It's a good sentence, she'll like it. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Apart from the machine, everything was shit. At Apart from the machine, everything was shit. At — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: To write, you have to want something to To write, you have to want something to survive you. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: I think our sexuality is all yet to I think our sexuality is all yet to be recounted and that the rich male literary tradition constitutes a huge obstacle. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: uncultured youths who make random pronouncements on everything uncultured youths who make random pronouncements on everything — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Amalia had the unpredictability of a splinter, I Amalia had the unpredictability of a splinter, I couldn't impose on her the prison of a single adjective. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: ...a woman without love for her origins is ...a woman without love for her origins is lost. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: You wanted to write novels, I created a You wanted to write novels, I created a novel with real people, with real blood, in reality. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Places of the imagination are visited in books. Places of the imagination are visited in books. Seen in reality they may be hard to recognize; they are disappointing, they might even seem fake. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: They were just like the relations from whom They were just like the relations from whom I had fled as a girl. I couldn't bear them and yet they held me tight, I had them all inside me. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: In the wealthier countries a mediocrity that hides In the wealthier countries a mediocrity that hides the horrors of the rest of the world has prevailed. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: A child, yes, is a vortex of anxieties. A child, yes, is a vortex of anxieties. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: The dream of unlimited progress is in reality The dream of unlimited progress is in reality a nightmare of savagery and death. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: Move on another plane in the name of Move on another plane in the name of one's own difference. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: In my spare time I didn't go out, In my spare time I didn't go out, I sat and read novels I got from the library: Grazia Deledda, Pirandello, Chekhov, Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky. — Elena Ferrante
Ferrante Quotes By Elena Ferrante: I wrote my book to free myself from I wrote my book to free myself from it, not to be its prisoner. — Elena Ferrante